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UFO Quotes From High Ranking Individuals and Credible Eye Witnesses

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posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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Over the years, hundreds if not thousands of credible and influential individuals (incl. engineers, scientists, generals, admirals) have gone public to express their views on the UFO phenomenon. So I thought it would be a good idea to compile some of their statements in a nice and readable format while also showing the faces of those who voiced their opinion over the years (each statement comes with a photograph of the person quoted). While reading, let's not forget that many of these statements are based on years and decades of thorough research and networking in the fields of science, politics and the military.

I know there have been several well composed threads on UFO quotes before, but I'm hoping to be able to contribute with a few new ones while also presenting the rather well-known ones in a post-friendly format.

So here we go, enjoy!













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As a disclaimer, I have to admit that I didn't have the time to check the veracity of each and every statement mentioned above but I did do some research and found that the samples I checked could indeed be referenced properly, in many cases videos are available online where said individuals actually formulate the exact quote on screen.

If you made it this far while reading through the thread, I'd like to thank you for your patience and please feel free to post additional quotes. The selection above can of course only represent a tiny fraction of the vast collection of compelling quotes that are out there.




SOURCES & LINKS:
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01. Quotes on the UFO Phenomenon
02. UFO Quotes by Government Sources
03. UFO & Sightings Quotes
04. Biblioteca Pleyades: Summary of Quotations
05. Cometa Report (English)
06. Project Blue Book Archives
07. NOUFORS: Pilots and UFOs



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: jeep3r

Credible quotes add legitimacy to the UFO phenomenon, but I also feel multiple eye-witness sightings by the public, military personnel. airline pilots and the public give even more legitimacy to the subject.



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

oh agree 1000%, and as we all know there have been so many fascinating sightings/encounters going back over the past many decades and beyond. Pilots and Astronaut sightings I find fascinating, but also military sightings and encounters. AS far as pilot sightings go, it doesn't get any bigger than the Japan Airlines encounter over Alaska in the 1980's. That is one for the ages. I also like the pilot encounter and subsequent disappearance of the pilot over Melbourne Australia. This is the one where there is an actual audio recording of a very strange described as a "metallic" type sound made from the cockpit. The Pilot has never been found. It has not been ruled out this was a possible abduction......
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posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 01:02 PM
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Hopefully this is on topic. I have been reading and listening to some related podcasts from Linda Howe interviewing a C130 Navy crewman who was stationed in Antarctica. Brian, stationed there from 1983 to 1997 gives some great information and personal accounts. Everything from seeing UFOs along the spine of Antarctica to a possible hidden entrances going underneath the ice.

www.express.co.uk...


Brian, 59, who alleges to be a former retired US Navy petty officer first class flight engineer in a squadron called Antarctic Development Squadron Six, claimed to have been part of a crew that flew through a “no fly zone” above Antarctica, and saw UFOs, aliens, and a giant entrance hole to an alien base.


And here is a 2 hr podcast. Kind of lengthy but fascinating the entire way through.



Great subject. Thanks for the thread!



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 01:27 PM
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You've done a good job compiling general quotes from many well-placed, credible people--complete with mugshots. That's great. If you were to summarize what they said it would go something like this: "Many people of sound mind have seen stuff they can't explain and we should take them seriously." In seventy years, from 1947 until 2017, that's what we've got. Unfortunately, that's all we've got. Once we get beyond these general statements, statements so general that they really can't be refuted (nor should they be) things get weird fast. Collectively, we have not figured out what the issue is. We have no consensus. As a result, the field has attracted numerous people who are less than forthright when they step in to "explain" the issues to the rest of us. Many of then are quite sure their interpretation is correct, and many, quite frankly, have taken advantage of this disarray for personal gain. And the field has also attracted people like us, the conspiracy theorists who are quite certain "the government" (or some other group) knows all about this and is holding out on us and not telling us "the truth," though there is no good evidence that "they" know any more than we do. As a result, mainstream science holds the field in disdain. They want little to do with it, and that leaves the field open to people who really have no idea how to handle the matter.

And that's the state-of-the-art today. The phenomena does not "behave" in a manner consistent with our views of the structure of reality. We have no idea how to explain it, and the explanations we do get range from the religious to the outlandish to the completely naive. In short, it's a real mess and we may be being messed with. We can't trust anyone, including the phenomena. I have been tracking the issue for the last fifty years myself, and I'm nowhere nearer a cogent explanation that when I started. We can read serious statements from credible people about how we should take the issue seriously, but after a certain point those statements add nothing of value to what we know. OK. I take it seriously. Now what?
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posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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Well done compilation! So many credible reports, from so many respectable sources, yet the sceptics still shrug it off as unverified information. Sightings from commercial and military pilots, are routinely dismissed as optical illusions, planets, or misidentified aircraft. These men and women are highly trained and generally have a high degree of situational awareness, yet their UFO sightings are still scoffed by sceptics. I am much more inclined believing the veracity of a pilot's UFO sighting, than that from a civilian. Sceptics continually bring up the Fermi paradox, or the limitations of the speed of light, but we're dealing with civilizations that are possibly a million of years (or more) advanced than us. Maybe they have perfected travelling throughout the universe using worm holes. Perhaps too, they have developed cloaking technology that can hide their presence from us, or have come up with a way to derive energy from stars to help power their craft. Just recently, we've discovered it's possible to travel faster than the speed of light. Our minds can't begin to comprehend what advancements, in both science and physics, that an advanced alien race may have discovered. My mind is open to these possibilities, is yours?


Scientists have apparently broken the universe’s speed limit.



“This effect cannot be used to send information back in time,” said Lijun Wang, a researcher with the private NEC Institute. “However, our experiment does show that the generally held misconception that ‘nothing can travel faster than the speed of light’ is wrong.”



The achievement has no practical application right now, but experiments like this have generated considerable excitement in the small international community of theoretical and optical physicists.

abcnews.go.com...



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler

The phenomena does not "behave" in a manner consistent with our views of the structure of reality. We have no idea how to explain it, and the explanations we do get range from the religious to the outlandish to the completely naive. In short, it's a real mess and we may be being messed with.

We can't trust anyone, including the phenomena. I have been tracking the issue for the last fifty years myself, and I'm nowhere nearer a cogent explanation that when I started. We can read serious statements from credible people about how we should take the issue seriously, but after a certain point those statements add nothing of value to what we know. OK. I take it seriously. Now what?


Your thoughtful post is much appreciated and I know exactly what you mean. My interest in the subject goes back several decades as well and although we haven't uncovered the exact nature behind UFOs yet, I do feel there's been progress to some extent.

I agree that the waters are being muddied by certain people and that ufology can easily be exploited by charlatans, but I also believe there's a slow trend leading away from the ridicule and going towards the phenomenon being something that is real, but not fully accessible at the same time, a "stealthy" apparition if you will, one to which the known rules of physics don't seem to apply.

I try to be optimistic, future generations will hopefully have the means and methods at hand to unravel the mysteries of this doubtlessly "real" phenomenon.



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 02:06 PM
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Nice compilation and impeccably laid out jeep3r. We don't often get threads of this quality any more. So I wish I could give you more than a star and flag.

Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century many people saw things they could not explain, tracked impossible movement on radar and some even found trace evidence. Many respected (and even disrespected) people have commented on the UFO phenomenon.

The commonly held view and still the simplest explanation is that 'some' UFOs are spacecraft from an alien intelligence. Yet seventy years later we are still asking the same questions we were in the 1950s and there is very little beyond the anecdotal evidence to support the ET hypothesis provided by ufology. Meanwhile mainstream science has been edging slowly closer to answering the question of whether we are alone in the universe.

I think sadly that ufology is slowly becoming an entertainment industry churning out TV shows, podcasts and books. There are still some good honest people out there but there are also too many who have compromised truth for cash.



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 02:51 PM
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Boy, I couldn't agree with you more, in regards to the "entertainment" factor, especially on YouTube. So many ridiculous CGI, UFO channels, showing computer animations and treating them as "genuine" sightings. What's REALLY worrisome to me, are the number of people who actually believe they're real. Sad that people are making money from the gullibity of others. Boggles my mind!



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 02:52 PM
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It's always nice to get such positive feedback, thanks a lot.

When talking about ufology turning into an entertainment industry, I think there have been quite a few rather recent initiatives to which that might apply. I believe it wouldn't be such a problem if the definitive nature of the phenomenon were better known, it would make it much easier to expose the dishonest or those who are only after the cash.

Regarding the origins, all options are indeed still on the table and we of course can't say whether these things are some sort of interdimensional manifestations or of extraterrestrial origin, or both... or even something entirely different. I try to keep an open mind but I'm sure we'll figure it out at some point, and I'm pretty confident that it won't take us another 50 years.



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: shawmanfromny

Well done compilation! So many credible reports, from so many respectable sources, yet the sceptics still shrug it off as unverified information. Sightings from commercial and military pilots, are routinely dismissed as optical illusions, planets, or misidentified aircraft...


Thanks, Shawmanfromny.

I've always maintained that the physical reality of the phenomenon has been established and can be considered "proven". There's lots of data to back it up, actually. From that point of view it's in fact quite difficult, or even impossible, for sceptics to ignore the body of evidence.

As we progress scientifically, we will hopefully discover more links between our perception of reality, the laws of nature and the manifestation of UFOs, allowing us to ultimately come to a more detailed description and conclusion regarding this phenomenon.

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posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 03:23 PM
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originally posted by: jeep3r
a reply to: mirageman

It's always nice to get such positive feedback, thanks a lot.

When talking about ufology turning into an entertainment industry, I think there have been quite a few rather recent initiatives to which that might apply. I believe it wouldn't be such a problem if the definitive nature of the phenomenon were better known, it would make it much easier to expose the dishonest or those who are only after the cash.

Regarding the origins, all options are indeed still on the table and we of course can't say whether these things are some sort of interdimensional manifestations or of extraterrestrial origin, or both... or even something entirely different. I try to keep an open mind but I'm sure we'll figure it out at some point, and I'm pretty confident that it won't take us another 50 years.


Nice work. I think that some of the answers are already known or there wouldn't be such a compilation available. If what has been seen and experienced by so many that is indicative of something being for real then it is logical that something does exist and likely to be to a greater extent than one imagines! We are not alone is no joke!! And those in the know covert the knowledge because they are afraid!



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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Is it not amazing that we have this, now relatively unquestionable, documented evidence over the years... and we continue to collectively squabble about political minutia and character assassination, as if it were the most important subjects ever.

There is definitely something wrong with the way we think. It is more about intelligence than it is disclosure.

Excellent write up OP, and perhaps someday, the repetition will take hold.



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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Schuyler described the situation with great accuracy and a small word count:



The phenomena does not "behave" in a manner consistent with our views of the structure of reality. We have no idea how to explain it, and the explanations we do get range from the religious to the outlandish to the completely naive. In short, it's a real mess and we may be being messed with. We can't trust anyone, including the phenomena.


What I've noticed is how reflective the apparent phenomena are (or the phenomenon is) and how people cannot see past their own reference points. For example, the early NICAP board saw it as a military intelligence problem because that's what they did. Military pilots interpreted reports as flight technology and computer scientists (Vallee) treated it as an information science problem. Rocket scientists (Oberth, Paul Hill etc) saw it as a propulsion mystery and psychologists analysed it as a cognitive processing problem.

In that light, to study UFOs is to gaze at one's navel without realising.


In many ways, how we explain UFOs says more about us than it does about UFOs.



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: jeep3r

Schuyler described the situation with great accuracy and a small word count:



The phenomena does not "behave" in a manner consistent with our views of the structure of reality. We have no idea how to explain it, and the explanations we do get range from the religious to the outlandish to the completely naive. In short, it's a real mess and we may be being messed with. We can't trust anyone, including the phenomena.


What I've noticed is how reflective the apparent phenomena are (or the phenomenon is) and how people cannot see past their own reference points. For example, the early NICAP board saw it as a military intelligence problem because that's what they did. Military pilots interpreted reports as flight technology and computer scientists (Vallee) treated it as an information science problem. Rocket scientists (Oberth, Paul Hill etc) saw it as a propulsion mystery and psychologists analysed it as a cognitive processing problem.

In that light, to study UFOs is to gaze at one's navel without realising.


In many ways, how we explain UFOs says more about us than it does about UFOs.
That is why we aren't the UFO's, in part anyway!



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: jeep3r

The strange thing is that in the 21st century there are hardly any modern equivalents to the 'classic' ufo cases of yesteryear. But we have more TV shows, videos and paranormal radio (podcasts) than ever before. The quality varies from excellent to terrible. But with the internet everyone can have their own 15mb of fame.

My own hope is that should mainstream science announce we've found life on a moon of the solar system or exo-planet that ufology will enjoy a modern renaissance. Perhaps then a more scientific look will be taken and people won't all be looking to the ufotainment crowd for answers.



posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 05:00 PM
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until one of our et visitors skips up and leaves some type of a calling card of some type left behind, or until complete disclosure happens, we are stuck with what the "entertainment world" offers us up in the ufo business it seems. To be fair there have been many who have come forward with books on the subject, lots of books on the subject as well, but for many this isn't good enough. But to be fair there has been a lot of evidence presented over the years. There has been all kinds of radar evidence. There has been quite a few cases over the past many decades of evidence left behind at landing sites too. The one I will always remember is the Delphos Kansas incident landing area, where they determined something was done to change or alter the dirt where the ufo was on the ground. Nothing will grow there, to this day. and it repels water as I recall.
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posted on Dec, 11 2017 @ 02:11 AM
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A very good post, well put together.

What I have seen since childhood, has convinced me that we are not alone...I don’t really need another’s validation to confirm what I know....I don’t see the reason to prove to another person or convince them that these are real....and this effects every single person on this planet.

There are those who don’t want to believe....they will not believe their own eyes....I have seen this happen to two colleagues of mine, on different occasions ...even after seeing a lighted a craft, they still wouldn’t believe.

It good to know that there are credible individuals who have studied this subject, and are willing to go onto record....but, there will be more questions asked until this world cover up is exposed....the American military are worst ones IMO.

People ask for proof!....and rightly so....go watch/read Dr R Lear’s Work....Alien implants...made of materials not of this planet.







 
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